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#18619 - 09/22/11 07:28 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Fishmonger]
CaT Offline


Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 694
Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
Originally Posted By: Fishmonger
over the last 2 years I saved about 30 shots I liked - they keep cycling randomly as backgrounds on my laptop. One day I'll get around to making a small gallery. Everything from sunsets to blowing snow.

I have been saving both Whitney and Williamson webcam shots if they are very nice.
Within each webcam's separate folder on my hard drive, I simply name each successive pic 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg, etc.
After saving the two beautiful Whitney pics posted just above, I am now up to 102.jpg in my Whitney webcam folder (considerably less in the Williamson folder).

CaT
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#18645 - 09/22/11 08:10 PM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: CaT]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
I guess that my idea to save webcam shots was not so original...

Mine are listed by date, however, they are just sitting in a big mass of pictures from hikes that I don't bother to look at (all of my pictures just sit in one random collecton -- no grouping whatsoever....how unscientific of me!)

The Whitney pics are one of the few pictures that I have actually looked at several times; I like the idea of making a slide show screen saver with them.
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#18780 - 09/28/11 08:55 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Fresno, CA
Williamson webcam finally came back on-line today!



Originally Posted By: Steve C
Well, someone is paying attention! cool

The Williamson webcam computer is on-line, but not the camera. That camera is an older camera model, Olympus C740. The Whitney cam is an Olympus SP500 UZ.

Unfortunately, there was a power outage yesterday. When that occurs, the C740 needs to be shut off, and back on again. Pulling the power and plugging back in doesn't work.

I have emailed Dmatt to ask him to do that. It is on the back porch of his office, so not a huge operation.

Here's the older C740


And the Olympus SP500






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#18957 - 10/05/11 03:30 PM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: + @ti2d]
malasha bishop Offline


Registered: 10/05/11
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Loc: rocky mount nc 27804
computer glitch i think confused

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#19081 - 10/10/11 07:20 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
What's up with the Whitney cam? Nice shot of 4 flying objects, but last update is 7:49am on 10-10-2011.

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#19090 - 10/10/11 11:26 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: wazzu]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Thanks for the heads up, wazzu. It appears that the internet service at the Film History Museum has flaked out. I can connect to the webcam computer, but it cannot connect to any internet pages -- so it can't post the pictures it is taking.

I'm asking the museum staff look into that.

Edit: Called museum staff at 2 PM, found that they could not reach any Internet websites. Suggested they call their Internet service provider. Webcam came back online at 2:17! cool


Edited by Steve C (10/10/11 08:10 PM)

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#19557 - 11/04/11 08:57 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


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Loc: Fresno, CA
This morning the webcam was aimed too high, with only the Whitney crest visible. Something has shifted the camera's aim -- a big bird or strong wind gust, or ???.

I zoomed it back out, so now we can see more of Mt Whitney ...and more of the Sierra crest, too.

We'll need to adjust it back down eventually.

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#19565 - 11/04/11 12:38 PM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
CaT Offline


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Posts: 694
Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
Quote:
a big bird or strong wind gust, or ???.

There was a 4.1 quake down around Inyokern around 8:30 in the morning of November 1. How long has the webcame been out of alignment?

CaT
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#19566 - 11/04/11 12:42 PM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: CaT]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
It shifted last night or this morning -- yesterday's pictures are all ok, even to the last one at 6:30. Here's the 6:05 PM view:



Note... these pics will switch to new ones Saturday morning (they do every morning).
You can review the pictures on this page: Webcam picture sequence page

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#19579 - 11/04/11 03:29 PM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 10/07/09
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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Who is on the roster for this month?
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#19597 - 11/04/11 06:33 PM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Orange County, CA

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#20484 - 01/02/12 05:03 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
wagga Online


Registered: 10/07/09
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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Originally Posted By: Steve C
This morning the webcam was aimed too high, with only the Whitney crest visible. Something has shifted the camera's aim -- a big bird or strong wind gust, or ???.

I zoomed it back out, so now we can see more of Mt Whitney ...and more of the Sierra crest, too.

We'll need to adjust it back down eventually.


SteveC will be out at Lone Pine today, so keep an eye out for a change in the picture.
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#20488 - 01/02/12 08:38 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: wagga]
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It's happening. 11:33, tilt is fixed, but it's out of focus.
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#20491 - 01/02/12 01:54 PM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: wagga]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Focus fixed. That camera model's software has problems with manual focus when run from the computer software. Have to zoom out just a little and adjust the focus.

On auto-focus, it works well, even zoomed all the way to 10x, but then when it is cloudy, the focus completely fails, with terribly fuzzy pictures.

So what we have is a compromise: zoomed out a little, with manual focus.

Here's the current setup:

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#20500 - 01/03/12 04:22 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
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Thanks, Steve. 7:15 this morning is a keeper.
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#20508 - 01/03/12 10:16 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
wazzu Offline


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Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
Nice job on the camera.

Did you need to rope up and use ice axe & crampons? smile

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#20509 - 01/03/12 10:30 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: wazzu]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
No ice axe, but several specialized ascenders and descenders had to be positioned on the route. wink

Here's the crux move:

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#20510 - 01/03/12 10:57 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
wagga Online


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Posts: 2213
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Just need a couple of forklifts...

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#20932 - 01/23/12 09:15 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: Steve C]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
New camera angle today at 12:14pm?

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#20933 - 01/23/12 09:38 AM Re: Whitney webcam [Re: wazzu]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
I zoomed out the Whitney webcam, since today's weather appears to be dumping on Mt. Whitney, and all we could see was a big gray cloud. I was hoping the Alabama Hills would have some snow, but no luck.

I see the clouds parting now, and lots of snow is appearing just beyond the Alabama Hills.

I'll zoom it back in once the storm clears.

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